this is how I begin an etching, you can see the sketch on the right, and then I trace it onto the copper plate that has black gunky stuff over it. I draw through the gunky stuff to expose the copper, then it goes into the acid, which eats away the exposed copper. Then I ink the copper up and viola! Below is how the image looks once it's printed on a piece of paper. blah blah blah, it's hard to explain what "printmaking" is.
Also, I moved AGAIN. Here is my new bedroom!